Since the panic hit I shoot only the Red Dot load because it is so inexspensive and works so well. I've been using 8208 XBR and it looks a great powder if you want velocity. The .338 Federal is a rifle cartridge based on the .308 Winchester case necked up to .33 caliber.It was created by Federal Cartridge and Sako in 2006 and intended as a big game cartridge with reasonable recoil for lightweight rifles. If you are interested in the most recent data for cartridges and/or bullet weights/styles not listed on this page, contact Barnes Consumer Service department to inquire about recommended loads and approximate timing for the data to be made available via email at customerservice@barnesbullets.com or by phone at 800.574.9200.. Federal's offering is based on a .308 Winchester case necked-up to accept standard .338" diameter bullets. For instance, the .338 Federal load above (200 grain bullet at 2,700fps) has 3,217 ft-lbs of muzzle energy. Cartridge : .338 Federal Bullet : .338, 200, Nosler Accubond 56382 Useable Case Capaci: 45.259 grain H2O = 2.939 cm³ Cartridge O.A.L. Loaded them from the data on Barnes website, 48 grns AA2230. At 300 yards the 200-grain .338 Federal TBT and 180-grain .308 Win. Federal took their new .338 in a different direction than the .338x57 O'Connor, choosing to maximize performance rather than control recoil. With the want for a Magnum AR set aside, the 338 FEDERAL idea was drawn out and our founders decided it was time to release this wonderful creation. The .338 Whisper is a wildcat cartridge in the Whisper family, a group of cartridges developed in the early 1990s by J.D. When testing loads, shoot at least 15 shots per test group at the longest range available. What's new. Where I hunt elk, my "average shot distance" has been 195yds. 338 Load Data Now Available to Download for Free One of the hardest things about writing a reloading manual is keeping it current without constantly moving back the print and release dates. Accurate 2230-C has been shooting great (five shot, 3/4 inch groups at 100 yards) but I just don't like using ball powders in cold hunting conditions. Forums. We are currently populating the cartridge drop-down menu with updated cartridge renderings, new propellants and bullets, and links to complementary product pages. I think 185 TTSX to 225g bullets are ideal in the caliber based on the load work I've done thus far. Loaded up a box of Barnes 160grn TTSX for my 338 Federal today, hope to shoot them tomorrow. The 200 gr Hornady softpoints shot well, forgot the reloading data. IC-A Re: ... XBR runs a little slower but shoots well in 338 Federal. bottle 150534 - 2000-MR; 8 lb. Nosler ballistic tip over imr 4350 powder in my pre 64 mod 70 it shoots sub moa and kills without much loss of meat. Kinda curious what y'all would think of that. But the true beauty of the .338 Federal is you get near .338 Win. Using bullets from . 338 Caliber. 210 338 Federal - 200/210 grain Versio n 8.0 Accu Bo nd® 0.414 B .C . I'm in the process of getting the parts to build a 338 federal AR-10. The .338 Federal is the first rifle cartridge to bear the Federal name on its headstamp, so it is an important step for the Company. Click "Get Data" to view results. Powders include The 185 gr Nosler Accubonds did not with the loads I tried. of energy at that distance. 338 Win Mag Federal Premium 225gr Trophy Copper ammo. My load data won't be applicable to the Fed. The 338 Federal is a rifle cartridge that provides the energy of a 7mm Remington Magnum in a necked-up 308 Winchester case. In no event shall Nosler, Inc. be liable for any damages resulting from the use of this data.” CARTRIDGE GRS. So, how do you keep your manual to date if you continuously release new bullet models? Discussion Starter • #1 • Jan 17, 2012. does anybody out there have the newest reloading manual? The .338 Federal—like most of our great short-action standards—is based on the .308 Winchester case. L6: 2.800 inch = 71.12 mm Barrel Length : 22.0 inch = 558.8 mm Predicted Data for Indicated Charges of the Following Powders. Any ideas on a safe starting load with IMR - 4350 with this combination ? Federal has two 7mm Rem Mag loads in their Fusion line: a 150 grain bullet at 3,050fps (3,098 ft-lbs) and a 175 grain bullet at 2,760fps (2,960 ft-lbs). Anyone willing to share load data and experience witb this cartridge. Used and came with reloading dies, brass, bullets. Load development work in the Nosler lab showed … And despite the .338 RCM's impressive numbers, the .338 Federal is no slouch. The thing that most will not agree on is my pet load is a 200 gr. Mag. No one here can get you any "magic" load data, and it is very rare to be able to duplicate the Federal factory loads with the powders available to handloaders. Load Data. Just letting you know that bullet is a real performer. The 338 Federal is a very interesting cartridge and I hope it gets more attention from the industry over the next few years. The fundamental specifications and dimensions of the .308 case remain the same, meaning the .338 Federal brass can easily be formed from .308 Winchester brass. Problem is I can't find any reloading data for this combination. I have a Sako 85 in 338 Federal. 338 Federal Powder Minimum Maximum Charge (grains) Velocity (fps) Charge (grains) Velocity (fps) *IMR … Jones of SSK Industries. canister Canister Sizes: View All 2000-MR Recipes. And I was contemplating the use of a 300 grain load as a hard hitter that wouldn't over penetrate out to 200 yards. In Lyman's new 4th addition cast bullet handbook they list both the .338 Federal and .338 Ruger CM and this bullet. They all shot under 6 inches at 1000 yards for 25 consecutive shots. condition of the firearm used, no responsibility, either expressed or implied is assumed for the use of this data. Just curious if anyone has load data for a 300 grain 338 federal. 06-06-2013, 21:31 #9 I considered puchasing a 338 Federal barrel, but came to the conclusion the 338-06 is an all around better round. The 338 Federal can be loaded with bullet weights as light as 160 grain and most load sources only go as … Barnes website lists 2861fps for this load, I'll be satisfied if I get 2700 and good accuracy. Hodgdon data says 2,900 w/50gr of XBR 8208. I love the idea of the 338 Fed as a plains game cartridge. They had already been hunting with a 338 that could shoot super and subsonic ammo. DF. Now, I have a little 22"bbl 338 Federal. Articles. Built on the .308 case and “necked-up” to hold a .338-diameter bullet, the load offers hunters a faster muzzle velocity than traditional favorites like the .308 Win., with a heavier bullet to boot. It is a big game caliber designed with reasonable recoil for today’s lightweight rifles. Re: .338 Federal I think what people should check out is the performance of this caliber, shooting a .338 bullet at that speed with that recoil is simply amazing. Get the most performance from Federal components by using our carefully developed, high-performance reloading data. New posts Search forums. I'd like to load some NEI, 338 cal., 262 gr. Find what you need in four easy steps. 338 Win Mag. .338 Federal The .338 Federal combines sensible, low recoil with plenty of reach. Menu. performance out to 400 yards, without the recoil of magnum rounds. I would use any of those loads to shoot elk out to 350yds or so. The good news is that each box has a card inside with specific load data for two to four different cartridges using Alliant propellants and Federal primers. The smaller-caliber bullets (6.5mm, .277, and 7mm) are packaged 100 to the box, while the larger ones (.308 and .338) contain 50. New posts New articles New article comments New profile posts Latest activity. The 160 TTSX is very accurate in my .338-284. You can't go wrong by following the data for the .338 Federal, but the .338 RCM is closer in case capacity with the .338/06. Anyone shooting 338 federal with nosler partitions? 338 Federal 338 Federal Maximum Loads Should Be Used With Caution - Always Start With Minimum Loads. I own a Kimber Montana that is a .338 Federal. View the SDS Loaded them a little longer at 2.843 COAL, my Ruger has plenty of room in the magazine. 3 Posts . That was and is 338 FEDERAL. cast in my 338 Federal with IMR - 4350. WATER Fed. Mekaniks is spot on - it's a very specific cartridge for a very specific purpose, and handloading helps a lot. I too have purchased a 338 federal in a ruger hawkeye for a short mountain rifle. Gr. ATTENTION: New reloading data … This one’s my hands-down favorite of all the .338 rounds. .338 Federal factory 180-grain loads clock 2830 fps/3201 fpe Hodgdon's fastest .338 Fed/180 load is 47.0 grains Benchmark for 2768 fps - a MAX load. .338 Federal (Lyman Reloading Manual 49th Edition) reloading data with 0 loads. TBT loads are within 0.3 inch of drop with 200-yard zeroes. Federal’s 200-grain Fusion loading is an excellent all-purpose load. Select your cartridge type from the drop-down list. Unlike the smaller caliber cartridges in the Whisper family , loads for the .338 Whisper are mainly limited to subsonic velocities. *Most Accurate Load C Compressed Load 1. The .338 Federal launches 180-grain bullets more than 100 fps faster than standard loads in the .30-06 and packs an additional 300 ft-lbs of energy at the muzzle. Having this caliber cycle reliably is much harder than the original 300 Blackout efforts. I wore out four .30-.338 barrels using IMR4350; 65 or 66 grains with 190 HPMK's, 64 or 65 with 200's in 1:12 twist barrels. Released in 2006 as a joint venture between Federal and Sako, the .338 Federal may be one of the wisest choices that the big-game hunter who likes a lightweight, sweet-shooting short-action rifle could make. Then select your bullet weight, powder manufacturer and powder type. 338 Lapua Magnum The. 30-06/180 LM, 375 H&H/300SBT, 338/185XLC. It shoots well with 160TTSX, 185TSX, 180NAB and the 200 Fusion. The .338 Federal, however, boasts an additional 100 ft.-lbs. The cartridge is simply the .308 Winchester necked up to hold .338-inch bullets, and will fit perfectly in a short-action receiver. Now that the heat wave is over and fall is almost here I've been working on a new .338 Federal hunting load again. It is based on a 308 Winchester necked up to accept .338 caliber projectiles. Savage 57049 10/110 Storm Bolt 338 Win Mag 24" 3+1 Gray Fixed AccuFit Synthetic Stock Stainless Steel Receiver. If you're unsure, or just want options, check as many boxes as you'd like. Downrange, the '06 bullet reels in the .338 Federal, thanks to a higher ballistic coefficient. That pressure difference is significant, because of increased blast, reduced case life, and the requirement for relatively fast powders. E-Tip ® 0.425 The 338-06 ought to be very similar to the 30-06 when it comes to reloading. Most reloading manuals dont show 30-338, but the 308 Norma load data is literally the same. As noted by prm I like the Barnes 160 gr TTSX over IMR8208. Principal Purpose: Medium Rifle Secondary Uses: Heavy .223 Loads Remarks: 150533 - 2000-MR; 1 lb. 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